| Sep 2, 2009

Conservativism: hoshushugisha or hankakumeisha

by Michael Hoffman

“Professor Keyes, you’re drunk (yopparatta, 酔っ払った)! Ha ha!” “Well?” I say. “What of it?” (Sore de? それで?) “Nothing, nothing. Chotto shitsurei shimasu (ちょっと失礼します, back in a moment).” He staggers off (chidoriashi de aruku, 千鳥足で歩く) to the men’s room; I catch the bartender’s eye (b?ten ...